There are food and produce markets across Paris almost every day, but the best ones are are on Wednesday and Saturday mornings on av President Wilson technically in the 16th arrondissement (neighbourhood), but so close to the 7th that everyone from the neighborhood shops there. It’s close to the Eiffel Tower and a must visit for any foodie. I have to thank Olive magazine’s editor for the recommendation to go – thanks Chris! It was our highlight of Paris, without a doubt.
There was a mix of locals and tourists on the Wednesday morning we went. At this market you can buy everything and it all seems super fresh and gorgeously displayed:
- meat from butchers selling all types including offal and game like guinea fowl, venison and rabbit
- gorgeous fresh fish and seafood including prawns, clams, scallops and escargot
- fresh thick gooey cream and milk
- about 100 different varieties of cheese from blues to oozy bries
- fruit and vegetables and herbs, including
- asian vegetables and herbs
- prepared dishes to take home
- terrines, pates, pies and quiches
- sweets and pastries
- salamis and cured meat
- antipasta offerings – sun dried tomatoes, marinated eggplant and artichokes
- black, green, marinated, big and little olives and olive oil
- flowers, so many pretty flowers and pot plants
- street food including crepes (nutella ones too – my favourite!), baguettes, lebanese kebabs, roast pork rolls, beef bourguignon, panini, and gorgeous fresh flat bread with ham and melted cheese
- Plenty of non-food shopping too including jewellery, clothes, bags, wallets, umbrellas, belts, and scarves.
Here’s some photos to show you these fantastic markets.
We thoroughly loved these markets and really enjoyed eating the street food here, more so than eating at some cafes in Paris.
Av. President Wilson Food Markets, every Wednesday and Saturday 7am – 2.30pm
Place Alma, on Av President Wilson, 16th arrondissement (not far from Eiffel Tower)